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Helaman2:21 - Helaman2:31

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Passage: Helaman 2:21 - Helaman 2:31

21 And it came to pass in the forty and ninth year of the reign of the judges, there was continual peace established in the land- All, save it were the secret combinations which Gaddianton the robber had established in the more settled parts of the land, Which at that time were not known unto those which were at the head of government; Therefore, they were not destroyed out of the land.
22 And it came to pass that in this same year, there was exceeding great prosperity in the church, Insomuch that there were thousands who did join themselves unto the church and were baptized unto repentance;
23 And so great was the prosperity of the church, And so many the blessings which were poured out upon the people, That even the high priests and the teachers were themselves astonished beyond measure.
24 And it came to pass that the work of the Lord did prosper, unto the baptizing and the uniting to the church of God many souls, yea, even tens of thousands.
25 Thus we may see that the Lord is merciful unto all who will, in the sincerity of their hearts, call upon His holy name. Yea, thus we see that the gate of heaven is open unto all, even to those who will believe on the name of Jesus Christ, which is the Son of God.
26 Yea, we see that whosoever will lay hold upon the word of God, which is quick and powerful, Which shall divide asunder all the cunning and the snares and the wiles of the devil, And lead the man of Christ in a strait and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery which is prepared to engulf the wicked, And land their souls, yea, their immortal souls, at the right hand of God in the kingdom of heaven, To sit down with Abraham and Isaac and with Jacob and with all our holy fathers to go no more out.
27 And in this year there was continual rejoicing in the Land of Zarahemla, And in all the regions round about, Even in all the land which was possessed by the Nephites.
28 And it came to pass that there was peace and exceeding great joy in the remainder of the forty and ninth year. Yea, and also there was continual peace and great joy in the fiftieth year of the reign of the judges.
29 And in the fifty and first year of the reign of the judges, there was peace also, Save it were the pride which began to enter into the church- Not into the church of God, but into the hearts of the people who professed to belong to the church of God- And they were lifted up in pride, even to the persecution of many of their brethren.
30 Now this was a great evil which did cause the more humble part of the people to suffer great persecutions and to wade through much affliction.
31 Nevertheless, they did fast and pray oft, And did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, And firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, Unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, Yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, Which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.

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